Optional Tours are Available!
An Optional Tour on Monday, March 13th to Ironstone Vineyards will be offered!
(Minimum number of people for this tour is 25 people)
The 2017 National Convention is an opportunity to enjoy daffodils without affecting your regional daffodil show season, and a chance for a post-convention vacation to revisit Murphys, Ironstone Vineyards– which is only a two hour drive away – and stay for an extra weekend to enjoy the Mother Lode Show at Ironstone in Murphys, and attend a dinner celebrating the Mother Lode Show.
Ironstone Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery that places nearly as much emphasis on the natural beauty and history of its surroundings as it does on the quality of its wines. Located in Murphys, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills in California’s scenic Gold Rush Country, Ironstone is a state-of-the-art wine production facility.
Enjoy the private walking tour of the Ironstone facility, led by an experienced Ironstone staff member, which includes:
- the Heritage Museum and Jewelry Shoppe where the 44-pound crystalline gold nugget is on display;
- the outdoor amphitheater,
- the beautiful ADS Daffodil Display Garden;
- the 400-foot long arbor and covered bridge;
- the Wine Caves and Breezeway;
- the awesome Culinary Center where the demo kitchen is located;
- the Music Room housing the fully restored Alhambra Theatre Organ.
At the conclusion of this fabulous tour, in the Culinary Center/Music Room you will experience a private wine tasting of six of the winery’s varietals, each paired with a specially prepared canapé. To make your event even more enjoyable, you finish with a delicious luncheon.
The Tour requires 25 or more attendees and the cost is $75 all inclusive. On Monday, March 13, the tour bus leaves from the DoubleTree Hotel in the early morning and returns in the late afternoon. Sign-up using the Convention Registration Form. Information about this tour is also available from this Ironstone Vineyards Tour PDF document.